HOSPITALIZATIONS Quality Improvement Activity (QIA)


Chronic kidney disease is often associated with significant and burdensome comorbidities (e.g., anemia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease). In addition to health deficits related to health conditions, there can be psychosocial issues that challenge patient health. A patient may be experiencing undiagnosed mental health issues that impact behavior and adherence to treatment and medications as well as the impact of social determinants of health (SDOH), such as an unstable support system or financial problems (e.g., access to food, shelter, transportation). The Network will work with dialysis patients, dialysis providers, and other stakeholders to reduce hospital admissions, readmissions, and outpatient emergency visits.

2021-22 NATIONAL GOALS:
  • Achieve a 2% decrease in hospital admissions for the Primary Diagnosis Categories
  • Achieve a 2% decrease in hospital 30-day unplanned readmissions for the Primary Diagnosis Categories following an admission for a diagnosis from the Primary Diagnosis Categories
  • Achieve a 2% decrease in outpatient emergency department visits for the Primary Diagnosis Categories

Webinars

Coming Soon

Reporting

  • Project Attestation Form - Coming soon
  • Root Cause Analysis (RCA) - Coming soon
  • Monthly Reporting (PDSA) - Coming soon

Interventions 

Resources 

Articles

Network 5 Contacts

Phone: (804) 320-0004
Quality Improvement Specialist Extension Email
Katelynn Booth MSN, RN 2703 Kbooth@qualityinsights.org
Kelly Brooks, MPA 2706 kbrooks@qualityinsights.org
Amanda Morelli MSN, RN 2709 amorelli@qualityinsights.org